Tag Archives: Albert Brooks

This week brings an adorable bit of animation in “The Secret Life of Pets”

I don’t see nearly enough animation. For someone who sees about 350 movies a year, sometimes I barely seen a half dozen cartoons, and that’s kind of shameful. I usually hit the main Academy Award hopefuls and a few random ones besides that, but I slack when it comes to[...]

Pixar dives back into the ocean with the charming sequel “Finding Dory”

Even though some folks bemoan when Pixar goes the sequel route, they still turn up in droves, and that will certainly be the case for this sequel to Finding Nemo, one of the studio’s most beloved titles. This one, Finding Dory, opens this week and is a pretty cute new[...]

Will Smith looks to win his first Academy Award with “Concussion”

When you take a look at the Best Actor race this year, you really do see it as a clash between contenders who seem overdue for an Oscar. There’s of course presumed frontrunner Leonardo DiCaprio, poised to win for The Revenant since predictions for this year began, along with other[...]

Will Smith crusades for Best Actor in the “Concussion” Trailer

Early yesterday, one of the formerly unseen awards contenders finally revealed itself with a Trailer. The film in question is Concussion, the Will Smith vehicle that tackles the issue of head trauma within the National Football League. Last year we had a decidedly lighter NFL related movie with Draft Day,[...]

Re-ranking the contenders in Best Supporting Actor

As I’ve been mentioning to you all over the past couple of weeks, with the festival season well underway/now nearing completion and just about all of the major contenders for the Academy Awards having screened or about to screen, now seems like as good a time as any to [...]

Joaquin Phoenix: Oscar veterans hoping for another nomination this year

Each and every single awards season, there are tons of both newcomers and veterans to the Oscar game. Tomorrow I’ll be taking a bit of a look at those seeking their first nominations from the Academy, but today I’m going to be going ahead and listing some of the major[...]

Online Film Critics go with “The Tree of Life,” “Drive” — AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: If the critics had any say, Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” would be a shoo-in for a Best Picture nomination next year. The film topped this year’s “Sight and Sound” poll of international critics. It landed on the lists of multiple critics’ organizations. And earlier this[...]

“Drive,” “Descendants” top Satellite Awards Sunday night – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: “The Descendants” and “Drive” sped away with the most wins at the Satellite Awards Sunday night, including Best Picture for Alexander Payne’s bittersweet drama and Best Director for Nicolas Winding Refn. “Drive” actually topped “Descendants” on the evening, claiming four trophies including Best Actor for Ryan Gosling[...]

“The Artist” tops with the New York Film Critics’ Circle – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The New York Film Critics’ Circle has convened in Manhattan and named Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” as the year’s best film. The full list of winners can be found below. Hazanavicius also won Best Director from the group, while “Moneyball” and “Tree of Life” divided up ket[...]

Albert Brooks: The engine that makes “Drive” go – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In 1999, Dame Judi Dench took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth I in John Madden’s Best Picture-winning “Shakespeare In Love.” It was Dench’s second nomination, and her first win. She was on screen for a total of 8 minutes. As[...]
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